Health Economist, Cancer Care Ontario

Posting: Health Economist

City: Toronto, Ontario

Posted Date: June 10th, 2015

Closing Date: June 24th, 2015

Status: Permanent Full-Time

About us

Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) — an Ontario government agency — drives quality and continuous improvement in disease prevention and screening, the delivery of care and the patient experience, for cancer, chronic kidney disease and access to care for key health services.


The key responsibilities of this position are/Les principales responsabilités de ce poste sont:

  • Economics Evaluation such as model structure, model inputs, assessing cost effectiveness of proposed funding models
  • Evidence-based decision making related to the assessment and evaluation of funding related to cancer, renal and episodes of care
  • Design and development of methodology to assess components of healthcare funding
  • Appraise and conduct reviews of literature and clinical interventions
  • Provide direction and oversight to the development of research in macro Health Economy topics and submit literature for publication
  • Represent CCO in conferences and pan-Canadian groups to showcase internally developed research
  • Data analysis; interpretation and reporting; ensure quality of evidence for effectiveness, clinical and research methodology and decision analysis;
  • Apply health economic analysis and costing concepts for evaluation in the public sector; assist in developing recommendations about funding based on benefit and value for money
  • Provide evidence for estimates of risk and efficacy; select and utilize statistical software and databases


  • A Master’s degree in economics or PhD in economics or equivalent
  • Potential area of focus: Health economics, System level cost benefit analysis, Outcomes research, Public and development economics
  • Proficient in research design and analytical methods; knowledge of bibliographic research methods; experience with statistical software and databases; experience in conducting meta-analysis
  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in health economics, applied research or broader health sector environment
  • Recognized leadership skills including commitment to cultivating organizational health and ability to inspire and drive results;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the capacity to engage and build relationships amongst all stakeholders, while managing conflicts associated with critical issues of performance;
  • A seasoned communicator with strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Strong problem solving and time and resource management skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to manage complex relationships and maintain internal and external key contacts at all levels in order to deliver on priorities;
  • Comprehensive experience managing complex projects and working collaboratively with clinical professionals, cross-functional teams and stakeholders;

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